Hello! I am a freelance illustrator based in Sydney’s northern suburbs. You will have previously known me as Natasha Farrar, but I got married recently and decided to change my surname. I live with my wonderful husband and our beautiful baby girl. Husband draws as well, so we’re just waiting for the day when bub can have drawing days with us!
Illustration and piano are two things I have dedicated most of my waking hours to. I always wanted to be an illustrator, however, I really enjoy scenic detours and thus ended up spending far too long at university. I graduated from UNSW with a B.Music (hons)/B.Education with the intention of becoming a music teacher. Instead, I managed a chocolate shop and took up illustration on the side!
After undertaking a course in Picture Book Illustration, I illustrated my first two picture books, Flossie the Fairy, and Flossie’s sequel, Flossie Catches the Christmas Star (both written by Nancy Watson, Little Steps Publishing, 2016). Due to having my baby last year, I had to put everything on hold for a good number of months. After planning all of the self directed projects to take on, commissions really took off this year and I spend all of bub’s napping hours working on them and a third picture book!